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  4. 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  5. 12000 lbs GTW
  6. Visible Cross Tube
Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

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Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" part number DT45506 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - DT45506

  • Class V
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 1200 lbs TW
  • 14000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1700 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
    • Heavy-duty side brackets and electrical mounting bracket also welded on
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 12,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 14,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 1,200 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,700 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

45506 Draw-Tite Class 5 Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 45006

Installation Details DT45506 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - DT45506

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.


Hitch arrived exactly when you said it would. It fit the vehicle very nicely, no drilling.


This company has good products and outstanding costumer service.

1994 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

I did all the research and parts lookup on Mnf website; this was supposed to clear a 10" drop bumper and it did not (it wasn't even close) - took off one star for that.
This did NOT come with any form of thread-locker. I did use one drop of blue on final install.

This did NOT clear stock exhaust hangers - both had to be cut (yeap, bailing wire for now /sigh...) -

(Before you complain a lot, yes I was just going to take the bumper off and sell it, but some (grumble) idiot welded the thing on; if it was one weld I would have ground it off, but they must of been paid by the stick)
Since I could not do that, I simply cut what was there, and the end result is a working bumper pull for about 1/2 the trailers I own. Eventually I will cut the other bumper off and make one; but no time now for that.

Year later and the hitch is in great shape, no rust anywhere, still a solid mount etc. Very happy
Charon - - 05/31/2020


No issues at all. it came, I installed. pulled many types of trailers. If I remember correctly all 8 bolts fit without any modifying. Price was fantastic. Would buy again.


Great addition to my 1997 Chevy C3500. Loved the fact that all mounting points where to the frame unlike the factory hitch. Easy installation took about an hour to bolt up to existing holes in frame. Would buy this product again.


Fit perfect and all the necessary hardware was supplied. Would buy from these guys again.


Hitch bolted in as advertised, works well so far. Well made.

1997 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

love it


Titan hitch was an easy installation.


Received exactly what I ordered. Thanks for the great service.


See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch DT45506 Fit 1997 GMC K2500 With 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45506 will indeed fit your 1997 GMC K2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed. This hitch is designed specifically for the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks due to its heavy-duty 12,000 lb towing/1,200 lb tongue weight capacity; it is also the only hitch with a 2-1/2 inch receiver for your truck. I have added a link below to the install instructions for you to check out as well of the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45506.
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Class V Trailer Hitch for a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.0, 5-Speed, 14 Bolt Rear End
    The 2000 model year was a split model year for GM trucks (actually it started for the 1999 model year but continued until about 2002). This is when they went from being C or K series to being badged as Silverados/Sierras. So the issue with filters and whatnot may have stemmed from that. So for a 2000 there were both C/K series and Silverados. To make things more confusing Silverado was a trim on the C/K series trucks. So it is possible you have a 2000 C or K series 2500HD with the Silverado...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch for a 2000 GMC K3500 Dually
    For GM 2000 was a split model year. Prior to 2000 the trucks were either a C series for 2 wheel drive or K series for 4 wheel drive. Sierra was not a model at that time; it was just a trim level. In 2000 there were both C or K models and Sierra models but only for 1500 and 2500 series. In 2000 the 3500 would still have been a K3500 meaning that none of the hitches for the 2000 Sierras will fit. So for a 2000 GMC K3500 you can use 2-1/2 inch hitch # DT45506 as long as the truck is a long...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Extension Recommendation for 1998 3500 Dually for Towing with Truck Bed Camper
    For an extension as long as you need you would need to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on your 1998 Chevy 3500 like the Draw Tite part # DT45506 so that you can use a Titan Extender part # RP45292. This heavy duty option is the only solution that can allow you the extension you need plus have the weight capacity needed.
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